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    Members are from left to right: Frank Rudolph, Kathy Ketchum (violin), Anne Steinberg, Paula Hansen-Graveline, Lisa C. Erwin (flute), Linda Aiken, Chris Maginniss (clarinet) and Judy Hurd (bass clarinet).

Local ensemble brings Christmas music to residents at the Michaud Manor

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DERBY LINE — On Sunday, the First Universalist Parish Ensemble (FUP) played a selection of Christmas music for the residents at the Michaud Manor in Derby Line.

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The FUP Ensemble is a small chamber ensemble based in Derby Line. Its members also play in the Newport Area Community Orchestra.

“We were invited to play at Michaud Manor by Anne Steinberg, who is the administrator for the facility,” Ken Michelli, Music Director of the Newport Area Community Orchestra, said.

Michelli conducted the ensemble on Sunday. Susan Maginniss and Vern Hurd also assisted the residents with the singing of several traditional carols.

Orchestra members have already performed for the residents at Bel-Aire Nursing Facility in Newport, Craftsbury Community Care Center, and The Meeting Place Adult Day Care in Newport.

“The residents always seem to enjoy the music and some were quite responsive in their support of the group,” Michelli said.

The ensemble can be heard playing on selected Sundays at the First Universalist Parish.